Our First Press Release
A Dynamic Duo of Deception – LIVE at the Customs House Museum & Cultural Center
CLARKSVILLE, TN — It’s a classic story, City Boy falls in love with a Country Girl and moves her to the big city in California. But this story is a little more… Magical. Jeff was born and raised in California and in 2008 met Kimberly on Match.com before moving to Clarksville where they made a name for themselves within the magical entertainment world.
You wouldn’t know it just by looking at him, but Jeff is one of the most sought out, Close-up Sleight-of-Hand Artists in the country and his wife is just as impressive. Kimberly can be blindfolded on stage and make connections with audience members she has never met. She can pluck thoughts from even the most sophisticated of minds. Audiences are amazed when she names a loved one just by seeing a picture they are holding, tell you how much change is in your pocket and call out a serial number on any currency. Together, they make a dynamic duo that performs their magic and mind-reading with a splash of comedy.
Jeff is an Army veteran and former Hollywood Stuntman, some of his credits include "The Specialist", "Lethal Weapon III" and "Star Trek VI". While overseas during his time in the Army, the USO sent out the cast from the hit TV show, “Happy Days” to meet with the soldiers to enjoy. He knew then that he wanted to give back in that way. When the opportunity arose, Jeff jumped at the chance to take his magic on tour with “Comics on Duty” and five other comics to the Middle East and entertain Operation Iraq Freedom where he performed 32 shows in 23 days for troops. From there, he and Kimberly created their own show that they offer to the U.S. Armed Forces. “Operation Bravo is a unique opportunity to give back to the troops in a way that was very personal to me,” Jeff Bornstein said. “It means so much to be able to offer some relief, even if only temporary, to the men and women serving our country.”
More recently, the couple showed off their skills at the world-famous Magic Castle in Los Angeles and were featured on the television series Masters of Illusion. But the California lifestyle started to wear on the couple, and during the pandemic they were looking for a change. In January 2021, they moved to Clarksville, and quickly made themselves at home. “We love it here. Sometimes when we’re driving we catch ourselves in awe that we’re in Tennessee,” says Kimberly. “Everyone has been so friendly and wonderful.” The Bornsteins have done some performing at the House of Cards in Nashville since they moved, but they’re ready to perform a larger show for their new community.
“Jeff and Kimberly have created a new show called Magic of the Mind that’s going to exceed your expectations,” says Customs House Museum & Cultural Center Executive Director Frank Lott. “Their magic and mind-reading are unexplainable and I’m thrilled to get them on our stage so we can share their craft with more people.”
You can see the couple live at the Customs House Museum & Cultural Center for Magic of the Mind, a never before seen comedy, magic and mind-reading show starring Jeff & Kimberly, presented by Oak Grove Racing, Gaming & Hotel. Shows will be offered on March 18 and 19. Shows are 14+ and tickets are on sale now at customshousemuseum.org.
About the Customs House Museum & Cultural Center:
Located in the heart of Historic Downtown Clarksville, Tennessee, the Customs House Museum & Cultural Center is the state’s second largest general interest museum with over 35,000 square feet of exhibit space, and houses hands-on activities and special events. Membership and admission information can be found at customshousemuseum.org.